The Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Jimmy Henry has resigned following reports that he was stopped and searched at the George Charles Airport recently.
Henry announced his resignation today in a carefully crafted 1:26 minute video posted on social media.
He attributed his decision to “personal reasons” which he said was taking attention away from his Ministerial duties.
“For reasons altogether personal, I have decided to tender my resignation with immediate effect from the senate and as a Minister. Due to these personal matters at this time, I am unable to give the attention necessary to my Ministerial duties,” Henry said.
He thanked his supporters in Dennery and said he would continue to maintain a keen interest in the development of the community.
Former UWP Government Minister Richard Frederick had alleged on his television talk show that Henry was stopped at George Charles Airport and questioned about an undisclosed sum on money in his possession.
Henry contested the Dennery North seat in the last general elections and lost to Shawn Edward of the Saint Lucia Labour Party.